Southwest National Primate Research Center (SPF Program)

Establishment of a Specific-Pathogen-Free Rhesus Macaque Colony

Grant Number: U42 OD010442

Research Emphasis/Objectives

This program, which is located at the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) in San Antonio, Texas, produces Indian-origin rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) that are specific-pathogen-free (SPF) for herpes B virus, simian immunodeficiency virus, simian retrovirus, and simian T-lymphotrophic virus 1. The breeding colony produces high-quality genetically characterized and major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-typed animals for use in AIDS-related research conducted by NIH-supported grantees. Occasionally, monkeys are available for other types of research or to non-NIH funded investigators.

Services Provided

Monkeys are available for sale to investigators who want to use the monkeys in research at the SNPRC and those who want to transport the monkeys for research conducted at other sites. Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL) 3 and ABSL-4 facilities are available at SNPRC and Texas Biomedical Research Institute for infectious disease research, including research with select agents.

Contact Information

Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Southwest National Primate Research Center
P.O. Box 760549
San Antonio, TX 78245-0549

Principal Investigator

Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D.
Phone: 210-258-9822

Last updated: 09-15-2021